This paper shows that name-based social biases affect the investment choices of Canadian mutual fund investors. This investigation is based on a sample of 442 Canadian mutual funds. The panel data is drawn from Fund Library database and it is analyzed by using Stata. The relevant characteristics of fund and fund managers, such as fund flows, grade, rank, age, load fees and manager’s gender, have been applied to the analysis. On the basis of results, we can conclude that Canadian mutual funds with managers with Chinese sounding names attract less investments and perform worse than Canadian mutual funds with managers with non-Chinese sounding names.

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Thesis Advisor Bijkerk, Suzanne
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Shu, W. (2017, July 14). Canadian mutual fund flows and performance when managers have Chinese-sounding names. Economics. Retrieved from